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Re: [Help-bash] [completion] Is it possible to auto complete one word in

From: Clark Wang
Subject: Re: [Help-bash] [completion] Is it possible to auto complete one word into multiple ones?
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:08:45 +0800

On Wed, Jul 29, 2015 at 10:19 PM, Chet Ramey <address@hidden> wrote:

> On 7/27/15 4:24 AM, Clark Wang wrote:
> > For example, the foo command has a ``--select all'' option but has no
> > ``-a'' option. I want to define a compspec for foo so when I input ``foo
> > -a'' and press <TAB> it'll replace ``-a'' with ``--select all''.
> Make your completion function set COMPREPLY[0]='--select all' when
> ${COMP_WORDS[$COMP_CWORD]} == '-a' (or $2 == '-a').  Make it a special
> case if you have to.

Cool it's so easy. I had thought Bash would smartly expand it to
``--select\ all'' so I even did not try that. Thanks.


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> Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden

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